For many pet owners, having their pet sedated for surgeries or other procedures can be quite nerve-wracking, but many precautions are taken to ensure the safety of the pets involved. Anesthesia can be stressful on animals and as a result veterinary workers are thoroughly trained to monitor pets while they are under the effects of anesthesia, throughout the procedure, and while the pet is recovering from the anesthetic.
Before undergoing any procedure that would require an anesthetic, blood work is done to help ensure the pet is healthy enough for the surgery or treatment. Pre-anesthetic blood work is run either in house or is sent out to a lab to be tested. This will show the doctor if there are any reasons an animal should not undergo anesthesia or if any particular precautions should be taken. Our staff has been trained to carefully monitor all patients under anesthesia.
After every procedure, one of our staff will call you with an update on how your pet is doing and how the surgery or treatment went. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to voice these prior to anesthesia.